F-16 Combat Pilot

Critic Score User Score
Atari ST
87
4.3
DOS
85
4.2
Commodore 64
...
4.5
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Description

True to the aircraft’s flexibility, you pilot the F-16 in assignments as diverse as dogfights, bombing raids or reconnaissance missions. It is up to you to plan your flight route by setting waypoints on the tactical map prior to take-off; you can also (but need not) select the armament of your plane. When you have accumulated enough flight experience, you may command entire squadrons in the fictional Operation Conquest campaign, a simple simulation of an entire war theater that already hinted at what would later become DI’s Virtual Battlefield.

F-16 Combat Pilot allows multiplayer duels via modem or serial link.

Screenshots

F-16 Combat Pilot Commodore 64 I've taken damage, the HUD is inoperable.
F-16 Combat Pilot ZX Spectrum Steep learning curve, everything must be done right. Of all the ways to end a mission I'd have preferred to at least get into the sky.
F-16 Combat Pilot ZX Spectrum A nice load screen
F-16 Combat Pilot ZX Spectrum I think this screen allows fine tuning of weather etc. I have training mode set to ON so most are disabled

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Critic Reviews

Amiga User International Amiga Nov, 1989 10 out of 10 100
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS May, 1989 952 out of 1000 95
Amiga Format Amiga Oct, 1989 94 out of 100 94
The Games Machine (UK) DOS Feb, 1989 93 out of 100 93
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Feb, 1991 92 out of 100 92
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1989 86 out of 100 86
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Atari ST 1990 84 out of 100 84
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Commodore 64 1990 82 out of 100 82
Power Play DOS Apr, 1989 82 out of 100 82
Atari ST User Atari ST Jul, 1989 8 out of 10 80

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anyone have this game????? 1 James Stephens
Jun 30, 2007

Trivia

Media

The DOS release of the game contains 3 disks, but installation requires only two of the three.

Use Disk 1 plus either Disk 2 or 3, depending upon which graphics you need. Disk 2 is for EGA and Tandy graphics, while Disk 3 is for CGA & Monochrome.

Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: Sims (Check 'em out)
    • November 1994 (Issue 50) – #31 The All-Time Top 50 C64 Games
  • European Computer Leisure Awards
    • 1990 - Best Flight Simulator
  • Power Play
    • Issue 01/1990 - #3 Best Simulation in 1989
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